Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

April 16, 2021

Leading Labs

In an effort to recognize students for demonstrating PBIS, Leader in Me, and Choose Love principles, staff members have the opportunity to share out examples from their class. For additional details click on this link to view our PBIS matrix. The following students were recognized during the week of April 12 . Click here to watch to view this week's Leading Labs spinner winners.


Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten:
  • Luca B. (Responsible, Safe)
  • Lucas H. (Respectful)
  • Riyansh J. (Leader)
  • Mark K. (Respectful, Responsible, Leader)
  • Ava M. (Responsible, Leader)
  • Caleb M. (Responsible, Safe, Leader)
  • Carter M. (Responsible)
  • Elaina N. (Respectful, Responsible)
First Grade:
  • Sophie C. (Responsible)
  • Mia G. (Leader)
  • Landon K. (Respectful)
  • Navneeth R. (Respectful, Responsible, Leader)
  • Zahra R. (Respectful)
  • Quinn W. (Respectful, Responsible)

Second Grade:

  • Carter A. (Leader)
  • Donovan B. (Responsible)
  • Isaac C. (Leader)
  • Makenna M. (Leader)
  • Julia S. (Leader)
  • Willow S. (Respectful, Responsible, Leader)
Third Grade:
  • Sky C. (Respectful)
  • Abby G. (Respectful, Responsible)
  • Sarah K. (Responsible)
  • Afrand O. (Respectful)
  • Karsen V. (Respectful, Responsible)
Fourth Grade:
  • Sadhana A. (Responsible)
  • Mason C. (Responsible, Leader)
  • Jacob D. (Responsible)
  • Ariana E. (Responsible, Leader)
  • Joelle L. (Respectful)

Fifth Grade:

  • Zaki B. (Responsible)
  • Ella C. (Responsible)
  • Jade C. (Responsible)
  • Laura C. (Responsible)
  • Winter C. (Responsible)
  • Allie G. (Responsible)
  • Tanush G. (Responsible)
  • Jason H. (Responsible)
  • Orlando H. (Safe)
  • Dillan M. (Responsible, Leader)
  • Michael M. (Responsible)
  • Emma P. (Responsible)
  • Laya T. (Responsible)
  • Quentin V. (Responsible)
  • Lev Z. (Safe)
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Habit 4: Think Win Win

Would you like to learn more about Habit 4: Think Win Win? This video is a great introduction to the habit and how you can apply the information at home.

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Reminder From School Nurse

Just a reminder, in keeping with our County approved reopening guidelines any student called in with an illness related absence or sent home with any one or more of the symptoms listed below must be cleared by a district nurse to return to in person instruction. As detailed below, per county guidelines students must shift to remote learning for a period of 10 days or must be cleared by a medical provider to return sooner. This may or may not involve a Covid test and is a decision made by your medical provider. While in some instances this may seem extreme, we are working hard to keep our students and staff safe in the school setting. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you for your ongoing support in this matter,


Laura Curran BSN, RN, PHN

Credentialed School Nurse

LCurran@lvjusd.org

Cell: (925) 250-0779



Illness Protocol

Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) recommends that students who appear to have a COVID-19 or influenza-like illness at arrival, or become ill during the day, be promptly separated from other students and staff and sent home. Symptoms include but are not limited to:

Temperature 100.0 or above or chills

Congestion or runny nose

Shortness of breath

Sore throat or cough

Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

Body aches/Fatigue

New loss of taste or smell

Students exhibiting any symptom, not previously documented by a healthcare provider, should be isolated until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable. Contact information for parents should be updated regularly so that parents can pick up their ill child in a timely manner should the child present to the office with any symptoms.


Return to School after Exclusion for Symptoms

Students with symptoms may not return for in-person instruction until they have met CDPH criteria to discontinue home isolation for those with symptoms.


If your our student has been identified with symptom(s) that could be associated with COVID-19 infection based on criteria from Alameda County Public Health, the following are requirements for your student to return to campus.

  1. If (1) the student’s COVID-19 test is positive, OR (2) the student is NOT tested and has NO medical evaluation, the student may return after:

    1. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND

    2. There have been at least 24 hours with no fever, without the aid of taking medicines to lower the fever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), AND

    3. Other symptoms, such as cough or shortness of breath, are improving.

    4. A note from a doctor or clinic is not needed

  2. If at student is NOT tested but has a medical evaluation, they may return before 10 days have passed if:

    1. Symptoms have resolved, AND

    2. A medical provider (doctor, nurse practitioner or certified physician assistant) provides a letter indicating that (1) an alternative diagnosis has been made and (2) the student’s symptoms are NOT due to COVID-19.

  3. If the student’s COVID-19 test is negative, and the parents want the student to return to the program before the 10 days of isolation have passed, the student may return if:

    1. The student is feeling better (all symptoms improving), AND

    2. There have been at least 24 hours with no fever, without the aid of taking medicines to lower the fever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), AND

    3. The student consults a medical provider (doctor, nurse practitioner or certified physician assistant) to determine the significance of their symptoms. The medical provider will need to provide a letter indicating that (1) the student’s symptoms are NOT due to COVID-19, AND (2) the COVID-19 test was negative, BUT

    4. If it is not possible for the parent to consult a medical provider, they must obtain a COVID-19 negative test result indicating that a molecular test or PCR was performed.

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Pass The Word Along

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Read-a-Thon April 12-25

For our Read-a-Thon this year, we're using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun and easy! What counts as reading for the Read-a-Thon? All reading outside of the in-person or virtual classroom! Daily homework reading, newspapers, magazines, or cereal box reading; reading done for a report or project; Reading to a parent or reading with a parent, sibling, or friend. Our Labradors are already reading so it's easy, fun, and let's help to challenge our Labradors to earn a gold medal and raise some money for Lawrence!



The Read-a-Thon is 4/12/21-4/25/21, so please register now to help our school raise funds to support staff grants, teacher appreciation, and school activities:


Go to http://pledgestar.com/lawrence


Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”


Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”


Follow the instructions on-screen to register students


When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, which allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made and you can track your pledge progress online.


Please call 1-888-598-7510 if you need assistance.


What counts as reading for the Read-a-Thon? All reading outside of the in-person or virtual classroom! Daily homework reading, newspapers, magazines, or cereal box reading; reading done for a report or project; Reading to a parent or reading with a parent, sibling, or friend. Our Labradors are already reading so it's easy, fun, and let's help them to challenge themselves to earn a gold medal and raise some money for Lawrence!

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Praise Petals and Snack Bar

We’d like to remind you to please turn in your Praise Petals this week to the labeled box in the breezeway! If you’re unable to pick up your student’s petal from the breezeway and need to print from home, please use this template attached and print on colored paper corresponding to child’s grade:


TK: purple


K: light blue


1st: bright pink


2nd: bright orange


3rd: red


4th: fluorescent/bright green


5th: fluorescent orange


Also for Teacher Appreciation Week, we need your help with an individually wrapped snack bar for the week! Please also check out this WeJoin to sign up to bring in some snacks for our teachers! Please deliver all items to the office on Friday, April 30th.

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Lawrence Gives Back

Join us as Lawrence Gives Back to Sauced on April 16th-April 18th!


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PTO Position for 2021-2022

Lawrence PTO Elections for the 2021-2022 school year are upon us! Please join us as we embark and collaborate together as a dedicated group of parents, guardians, teachers, and staff, for our beloved community and school. Please email Allegra Williams at lawrenceptoprez@gmail.com.

Open Board Member Positions

Secretary: Are you an organized communicator who wants to be a part of an amazing team? Record monthly meeting minutes, produce meeting agendas, maintain records, essential Board Member.

Fundraising: Fundraising is the backbone that supports our school through grants, activities, and events. Work closely with the President and Board to coordinate and advertise events and activities.

Running Club

Stay active and healthy, Labradors! Running Club charms will be pre-packaged and given to your teachers to distribute. In the meantime, keep moving and tracking your activities! Submit your miles at the end of each week here: http://bit.ly/runnningclubactivityform


Check out our running club video here:

Upcoming Dates

April 16-18- Lawrence Gives Back at Sauced BBQ

Tuesday, April 20- School Site Council (4:00-5:15 p.m.)

Friday, April 23- Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day

Friday, April 30- Spirit Day- Favorite Animal Day (bring your favorite stuffed animal)

Friday, May 7- Spirit Day- Camo Day

Friday, May 14- Spirit Day- Twin Day

Friday, May 21- Spirit Day- Fun Mask Day

Friday, May 28- Spirit Day- Superhero Day

Friday, June 4- Spirit Day- Pajama Day